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The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11 (GNOME)

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Sabayon Linux - 3rd Party Software [Howto]

  • Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Alpha 1 Screenshots
  • Ask Linux.com: Specialty distros, startup scripts, and a whole new forum
  • Intel Driver Gets XvMC Improvements
  • List of Linux magazines
  • OpenSUSE 11.0 Periodic KDE Freeze
  • Ubuntu Hardy gets Sweeter with Sugar!
  • Ubuntu
  • OLPC donates 5,000 laptops to Ethiopian schools
  • Gentoo on the iBook G4
  • recording GNU/Linux games with glc
  • NETGEAR Launches Open Source WGR614L Wireless-G Router
  • file: classify unknown files on the console
  • Listen Last.fm music in linux with Last.fm player or Vagalume

KDE: It’s time for a fork

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KDE

practical-tech.com: OK, I’ve now tried KDE 4.1. I’d been assured that it would be better than KDE 4.0x. It is. That’s the good news. The bad news is that I still find KDE 4.1 to be inferior to KDE 3.5x. KDE’s developers believe that KDE 4.1 “can fully replace KDE 3 for end users.” I don’t see it.

Ubuntu Hardy Heron is Unstable

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Ubuntu

opencomputing.blogspot: I've been running Hardy now for quite a while, and I've come to the conclusion that it isn't stable. I will probably be downgrading to Gutsy very soon, however much I dislike the idea of doing so. To me, downgrading doesn't feel like I'm being part of the solution, but rather that I'm just bypassing the problem.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ndiswrapper in Slackware

  • The ‘end task’ procedure for Linux
  • How-To: Set up a LAN gateway with DHCP, Dynamic DNS and iptables on Debian Etch
  • How I Put Everex in Kiosk Mode
  • LXDE - Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment for Ubuntu
  • Howto Setup a DLINK WUA-2340 USB Wireless Adapter in Ubuntu Hardy
  • Smart on openSUSE 11.0
  • Howto install Ruby Enterprise Edition on Ubuntu or Debian
  • Fast Perl HTML POD Creation On Linux and Unix

Linux Mint 5

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Linux

odysseus.wordpress: My Linux evolution went from Linspire to Mepis to PCLinuxOS to Ubuntu. I stayed with PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu for the longest. However, I have always read good things about another distribution called Linux Mint. So, I downloaded the latest iso and tried it out to see how it all worked.

Open-Source Reshaping the Software Industry

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Moz/FF

epochtimes.com: People in the industry foresee a time in which for many people, the only thing they'll need on a computer is a browser. The browser is just extraordinarily strategic.

People of openSUSE: Jan-Simon Möller

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Weekly News writer and openSUSE member Jan-Simon Möller accepted ‘People of openSUSE’ interview request and shared with us some information about himself. Jan is also the maintainer of the hamradio repository on the Build Service.

The state of WoW on Linux

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Gaming

wowinsider.com: During the dev panel a few minutes ago, Tom Chilton told us something interesting about playing World of Warcraft on the Linux platform -- Blizzard has actually had it working.

Battle Royale: Ubuntu 8.04 vs. openSUSE 11

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SUSE
Ubuntu

junauza.com: All things are set for today’s epic battle. Two major release versions of two major Linux distributions will take the stage for what could be the fight of the year. Dubbed as the Battle Royale, it’s Ubuntu 8.04 vs. openSUSE 11 for our mega main event.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Upgrading openSUSE 10.3 –> 11.0 in a running system

  • Gentoo Linux on the IBM Thinkpad T43
  • Running PHP Applications on Linux
  • Finding Ubuntu Resources
  • Howto Setup Lexmark Z611 printer in Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • Mandriva fast install of kde and gnome
  • KDE 4.1 on Hardy in a few minutes
  • Linux Commands I Hardly Knew
  • Install Xubuntu Desktop alongside Ubuntu
  • Essential Emacs tips

Let’s Take a Break (easter egg hunt)

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Software

fosswire.com: We’re human. We need time off. Instead of showing you how to actually do something useful today, I’m going to show you some great distractions.

Gentoo developer attacks Exherbo.org machine

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Gentoo

ahfaeroey.wordpress: Yesterday Exherbo’s Quote database experienced a very primitive attack. The purpose was to turn all the rank values on our quotes into negative numbers. In this post we are going to analyse the log files from the attack and see “who did this”.

openSUSE 11.0 and KDE 4 inclusion

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KDE
SUSE

metaverse.wordpress: As you probably know already, openSUSE 11.0 is out. There seems to be a lot of misconceptions regarding the inclusion of KDE4 in openSUSE 11.0 that are leading to a great deal of anger on the mailing list.

Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" Alpha 1

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: The first development snapshot for the forthcoming release of Ubuntu 8.10 is finally here. Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 is far from meeting the quality standards for end-users (there isn't even a desktop LiveCD spin of this release), but that didn't stop us from playing with this latest build from the Canonical camp.

Novell is a "Buy" again

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SUSE

Matt Asay: Of some significance this past week, Jefferies raised its rating on Novell to a "Buy," arguing that the Linux and Identity Management vendor's revenue stream is "as stable as you can get during a recession." Perhaps this is why a Novell director bought 10,000 more shares of stock?

Install software on Linux - a minor conspiracy?

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Linux

opednews.com: Being an OpEd reader, I begin to see the pattern when things like climate change or nuclear weapons or hunger or Linux are discussed. The first three are major compared to all things Linux, so we have a minor Linux conspiracy to deal with.

Making the right Linux choice

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: With Microsoft's Vista earning a mixed response, a growing number of computer users are considering switching to the open source Linux operating system. Which version of Linux? We offer a simple guide to Linux distributions.

Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

truthseekernz.blogspot: I've been user of the Linux operating system since kernel 0.99 in 1994. I've watched it improve steadily over the past 14 years, but there was always some function or application missing. Those days now appear to be over.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Best. Linux Distro. Ever? Ubuntu Studio 8.04

  • How “Ignorant of Standards” was Microsoft Really?
  • Python vs Lua, data structure
  • Open source tour of Europe: Spain
  • Apache “Directory index forbidden by Options directive:”
  • Linux Weather Forecast: 2.6.26: almost there
  • Orbitz paves the way to enterprise open-source contributions
  • The French way to open source
  • Developing an open-source platform
  • Linux On The Move Once More
  • Fight Phishing From The Unix Or Linux Command Line
  • The Linux GUI Editor Showdown Part Four: Gedit
  • Opera 9.51 RC 2
  • Greg Kroah Hartman on the Linux Kernel [Video]
  • another gnome easter egg
  • Using Tux Typing with my Vietnamese students
  • Linux in the wild world
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